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298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649

201-261-4200

Bergen County Players, inc.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Auditions

When

Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Callbacks (by invitation only): Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM
 
PERFORMANCE DATES:
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - Saturday, May 11, 2024
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. There may be one or two weekday evening performances (TBA). The final 2 weeks of rehearsal (April 8-19) there will be mandatory rehearsals that all cast members must attend.
Where

Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649

Roles
AUDITIONS FOR THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 
Written by Simon Stephens, 
based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon
Directed by Alyson Cohn
 
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
 
“A singular theater piece that commands enormous admiration for the thought that has gone into its every word, gesture and technical effect ... a tremendously exciting demonstration of the power of theater. It makes us want to reconsider the world around us, without missing a single one of its infinite details.” (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)
 
GENERAL AUDITION INFO:
*British dialects required of all actors*
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. For more information, please contact Alyson Cohn at alysonbcp@gmail.com or by phone at (201) 341-8217.
  • Christopher: A talented15 year old boy on the Autism Spectrum. Christopher is particularly adept at math and space, but finds people confusing. Can be played by an actor in his teens or twenties who can appear to be a 15 year old boy.
  • Siobhan: Christopher's teacher. Warm and encouraging, Siobhan sometimes acts as narrator and sometimes acts as a calming voice in Christopher's head.
  • Ed (40's-50's): Christopher's father. A determined, patient and caring, but stubborn parent. He is harboring two huge lies that cause the breakdown of his relationship with his son.
  • Judy (40's-50's): Christopher's mother. She had an affair and left her family when she couldn't cope with Christopher's behavior and the strain it put on her marriage, although she is honest and open about her shortcomings as a parent.
  • Actor One: Mrs. Shears (the wife of the man Judy is having an affair with), Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper, Voice One
  • Actor Two: Roger Shears (the man Judy had an affair with and is living with), Duty Sergeant, Mr. Wise, Man Behind Counter, Drunk One, Voice Two
  • Actor Three: Policeman, Mr. Thompson, Drunk Two, Man with Socks, London Policeman, Voice Three
  • Actor Four: Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman,
  • Station Guard, Voice Four
  • Actor Five: No. 40, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl, Voice Five
  • Actor Six: Mrs. Alexander (an elderly neighbor who, although a gossip, is kind to Christopher. She reveals a dark secret to Christopher that sets his journey in motion), Posh Woman, Voice Six


Bergen County Players encourages and is committed to a diverse and inclusive theater experience. Unless otherwise specified, BCP will cast any actor in any role if appropriate, without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, physicality, or disability. Casting will be character-driven; therefore, actors are encouraged to audition for any roles in which they are interested. 

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